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my take on xt v vs reg v.

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by payton, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. payton

    payton Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    recently i had the chance to run the xt and a standard poly v on the same night in the same parking lot.

    while both moved snow fairly easy with it being a heavy snow. the xt did show some advantages over the standard v. it felt like it carried more snow. it made windrowing the snow easier kept it from building up to the side of the truck.. throws the snow a good 15ft at roughly 10-15 mph which kept the edge of the unplowed snow down so the truck didnt have to work as hard. with the xt i was mainly plowing in 2wd. with the reg v i found my self having to use 4wd more to carry the snow once i got to a certin point and had snow built up on the edge of the unplowed it windrowed the snow fine but didnt throw it out like the xt does.the reg v seemed to want to trip with the more snow more often then the xt. im gonna guess that has to do with the weight and amount of snow i was pushing with the reg v. while both blades were decent i feel the xt was more suited for the type of plowing i was doing and was easier on the truck. didnt make it work as hard to carry the snow as the reg v did. weight of the xt is slightly more imo then the poly v this may not be true im not sure on the excat numbers per blade but riding in the truck it felt lighter with the xt. with my crew cab dually visually the xt is easier to see and over the hood. back dragging is decent with both blades there is a learning curve to back dragging with the xt. but once you fiqure out your style or method its really a mute point

    so overall imo the xt is a wonderful blade it works flawlessly and takes strain off the truck imo.

    this is just my point of view anyquestions

    payton
     
  2. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    I was the one who split the time with Payton on the plows and my take is simple I will take the XT vs. the Poly...thanks!
     
  3. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Awww Another Plowsite bonding !!!!


    LOL j/k guys


    I am with you, buying a new XT for next year
     
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    You wish Clap, better ask the wife first.:D
     
  5. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    LOL Dont you have some trash to take out of something :D LOL
     
  6. payton

    payton Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    dont you have some daisy's to plant or have you moved on to planting tulips?

    if your planting tulips now ive got a job for ya
     
  7. Wieckster

    Wieckster Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    I am very happy with my XT its only a month old put I wouldnt trade it for nothing
     
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    I've used both the standard V and the XT and I too like the windrowing action better on the XT's for the same reasons..doesn't feel like the truck has to work as hard to windrow the snow. Plus it definitely throws the snow farther to the side at slower speeds (perfect for single lanes). They'll definitely contain more snow during stacking as well. Didn't find any disadvantage's in it.
     
  9. HC plower

    HC plower Member
    Messages: 49

    I think you do.....

    Then maybe those dang flies won't follow all your posts.:eek:

    JK
     
  10. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I can imagine where you'd like two-lips planted.... :D I know where I'd like them, just not his. LOL
     
  11. payton

    payton Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    and it only took 26 days for some one to point that out..
     
  12. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Well... you know.... cold weather... makes people a little slow sometimes... :D

    Besides, thats a terrible old joke....!!!
     
  13. payton

    payton Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    yeah but sometimes its the classics that slip up and get us cause were not expecting them...
     
  14. Farm Boss

    Farm Boss Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    For you guys that have been running the XT's for a while now, do the taller blades get in the way of the headlights when angled or say in scoop? Just got my new blade, seems like it may, just wondering what your opinion is! Excited to try it, thanks for any input!:drinkup:
     
  15. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    It's a little tough to see at night when you lift the blade with the wings in the scoop position. :D


    Just need to bump them back a hair for visibility if your travailing forward. Concerned me the first time I used one but its not really an issue since most of the time your in scoop with it fully lifted your going backward anyway.
     
  16. Farm Boss

    Farm Boss Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    That is the exact thought that I had. Just playing in the driveway a bit I thought maybe it would be a little hard to see. Anyhow thanks for the input